Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace: Mane the main man

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace: Mane the main man

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace: Mane the main man

Last season James Milner was played in that position amid a lack of faith in Alberto Moreno, but the England global was limited in what he could do in an unnatural position.

"All the left-backs at this club - Alberto, Milly - will be thinking we can solve this situation".

"Anfield helps a lot I think today it was the difference". "I enjoyed every minute playing with all the boys for the first time competitively".

The striker missed Liverpool's first two games of the season with a thigh issue sustained when scoring against Bayern Munich in a preseason friendly.

"It was a great experience".

Eventually the clouds over Anfield disappeared, the sun broke through and Sadio Mane scrambled a goal that got Liverpool three points they badly needed. Whether the niggling strain will keep him out of subsequent games remains to be seen, but Liverpool fans have reacted with dismay and understandable frustration.

'Of course it is hard for any footballer not in the squad but when you have been left out you need to work hard in training and try to prove to the manager you can be in the next game.

"I just don't understand the numbers for some of the clubs being quoted for what they are spending - and how you can make that fit over the period of financial fair play".

'I am happy with how I have done in the first couple of weeks here. "We have a few injuries here and there and that is not so cool but it is still a good team". It had the feeling of a "routine" win, even though Liverpool successfully defending a one-goal lead is anything but routine these days.

"We played nearly 90 minutes very solid", De Boer, who endured a 3-0 home defeat to Huddersfield Town in his first league match in charge, told Sky Sports.

There's nothing to say from my side - I don't know why other people are saying what they're saying.

He said: "They were well balanced and had a real good go".

Liverpool looked far more solid against Palace in their 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon, albeit against a weak attack spearheaded by Christian Benteke, and Klopp believes that his backline deserve more credit.

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